Dear Ms. Moody,
Of the time spent in this course, I feel as though I have developed a plethora of skills that will benefit me in the future in many ways. The information that was presented to me through essays, peer review sessions, and even discussion posts have challenged me to use the skills that I learned prior to coming to college and even taking this course. I must say that taking this course has allowed me to see that I have much more potential that I have ever given myself credit for.
The assignments that were given in this course challenged us to use our research skills, use different methods for creating on-screen text, and to think outside of the box.
Although this course was great and helped me to develop new skills and techniques for writing, there were many challenges that I found myself being faced with. The concept of doing an annotated bibliography was the most challenging for me. Although I have heard of an annotated bibliography before, I have never had to do one. But when I actually had to do one for this class, it was very nerve wrecking for me. For the third major essay, we were asked to compose an advocacy project for a local issue. Although the issue that I chose was a great one, writing the annotated bibliography for this was tough. From the research that I found, everything was merely statistics. So writing the annotated bibliography was tough because I had to find different ways in which I would describe what the website was about and how it related to my topic.
When it came to writing digital components, I found that using Adobe Slate was the most challenging for me. As states before, I have never heard of Adobe Slate before taking this class, but we had to use it for our second major essay. When I first used this platform, I was confused and didn't know what I was doing. I found it especially difficult to use the glide show inside of the essay. I thought that there was no way in which I would be able to use this platform to do this assignment. However, as I started maneuvering around the website and started playing with the platform, I found that using it wasn't as difficult as it seemed in the beginning. Using Adobe Slate soon became easier to use.